Attendees / Local Information

  1. Electricity and Voltage

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug (BS 1363 is one of the most popular standard). You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.

 

  1. Weather

May to August are hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, particularly during the mornings. Afternoon temperatures often exceed 31 Degree C whereas at night, temperatures generally remain around 26 Degree C with high humidity. There is usually a fine dry spell in July which may possibly last for one to two weeks, or for even longer in some years.

For more information, you may visit Hong Kong Observatory: https://www.hko.gov.hk/old_contente.htm

 

  1. Airbnb and Uber
              Airbnb and Uber in Hong Kong is illegal!

 

  1. Pre-paid sim card

If you need a pre-paid sim card in Hong Kong. You may buy one in convenience store (7-11 or circle K). There are serval telecommunications provider you can choose, HKT, CSL, Three HK, CMHK and Smartone. In Hong Kong, buying pre-paid sim need not to show any travelling document. You only need to pay the cost of the card. Normally, 3 days 3 GB to access internet cost you HKD68.00 (only a reference price). For more information, you may visit:

CMHK: https://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/corporate_information/Prepaid_SIM/inbound_tourists/4G3Gprepaid-services-individual.html

Three HK:

https://www.three.com.hk/website/appmanager/three/home?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P200470391219567710594&pageid=655001&lang=eng

CSL:

https://www.hkcsl.com/en/csl-all-in-one-prepaid-sim-card/

or

https://www.hkcsl.com/en/7-connect-prepaid-sim-card/

Smartone:

https://www.smartone.com/tc/mobile_and_price_plans/prepaid/data_sim_68/charges.jsp#data

HKT:

https://www.hkcsl.com/en/prepaid-pccw-hkt-rechargeable-sim-card/

 

 

  1. Money Exchange

In Hong Kong, exchange money is very easy, even you need not go to any bank. In Hong Kong, we have a kind of shop called “Money exchange shop”. You can exchange different kind of currencies, i.e.: USD, RMB, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, JPY, KRW.

 

 

  1. What apps you should download

Some apps may help you to travel in Hong Kong.

Bus in hong kong—–
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kmb.app1933
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/app1933-kmb-lwb/id1170003707?mt=8

Bus in hong kong—
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nwfb
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/%E6%96%B0%E5%B7%B4%E5%9F%8E%E5%B7%B4-citybusnwfb/id472242340?mt=8

Octopus card—
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.octopuscards.nfc_reader
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/octopus-%E5%85%AB%E9%81%94%E9%80%9A/id1114430602?mt=8

Observatory—
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hko.MyObservatory_v1_0
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/myobservatory/id361319719?mt=8

Train Services in Hong Kong—-
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtr.mtrmobile
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/mtr-mobile/id369295276?mt=8